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Muff Name Meaning

English: variant of Maw 2. South German: nickname for a sulky or surly person, from Middle High German muff, mupf ‘pout’, ‘drooping mouth’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Buff, Cuff, Puff, Hauff, Murr, Ruff, Tuff, Eoff, Haff, Reff

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Where is the Muff family from?

You can see how Muff families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Muff family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Muff families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1840 there was 1 Muff family living in Louisiana. This was about 50% of all the recorded Muff's in the USA. Louisiana and 1 other state had the highest population of Muff families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Muff surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Muff ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Laborer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Muff. 21% of Muff men worked as a Farmer and 16% of Muff women worked as a Laborer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Muff were Farming and Cashier.

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
    21%
  • Laborer
    17%
  • Machinist
    7%
  • Farming
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
    16%
  • Housewife
    16%
  • Waitress
    16%
  • Cashier
    11%
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Census Records

There are 10,000 census records available for the last name Muff. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Muff census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 914 immigration records available for the last name Muff. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Muff. For the veterans among your Muff ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Muff lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Muff life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1983, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Muff in 1960 was 43, and 83 in 2004.

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